Insights Into Teens

Insights Into Teens: Episode 123 “Back To School Off The Cuff”

This week we go off script a bit to deal with some issues. First we talk about a series of deadly tornados that blew through our area and actually our town in the wake of hurricane Ida. We’ll talk a bit about how scary that was and the lingering anxiety of the experience. We’ll also talk about the disruption the storms caused to everyone’s life in the area last week which prevented us from recording our show during our regularly schedule time last week.

Then we’ll talk about some of the stress and anxiety of going back to school. We’ll address the underlying anxiety and fear for our safety about in person learning during the ongoing pandemic. We’ll look at some of the stress issues about having so many advanced courses and so little time to ourselves with Marching Band.

Finally we’ll talk about concerns and unresolved issues that are causing some stress and anxiety. We’ll look at ways to tackle some of the problems, cope with those we can solve and look at what the near future holds for us and hopefully resolve some of the tensions and anxieties from the last two weeks.

Insights Into Teens

Insights Into Teens: Episode 103 “Creativity: Movie Making”

In this week’s episode we’ll take a look at the creative art of movie making. We’ll look at some of the benefits that teens gain from making movies. From expanded vocabulary to stress relief and from learning other languages to improving overall creativity there are a number of benefits for teens when it comes to movie making.

Then we’ll talk to Madison about her early movie making efforts. We’ll learn how she was when she first started making movies, what get her interested in movie making and some of her favorite movie making projects and what her process for movie making is.

Finally we’ll look at what the future of movie making might hold for Madison. We’ll talk about what tools she uses to make her movies, how her style of movies has changed, what she enjoys most about movie making and what possible career options might await her in her movie making career.

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Insights Into Teens: Episode 97 “Challenges of COVID on Teens”

With the COVID-19 Pandemic surpassing the one year mark and no apparent end in sight of the restrictions we take a look at how these unusual conditions are affecting our youth. Firsst we’ll look at adverse effects of COVID in general on everyone. Then we’ll talk about specific challenges facing teens under these difficult circumstances. Finally we’ll look at suggestions on coping with the challenges we’re all facing. Citing sources from the CDC and United Nations we offer a fact filled podcast designed to help teens and adults cope with the challenges of COVID-19.

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Insights Into Teens: Episode 96 “Mindful Meditation”

Today we’ll talk about what Mindfulness Meditation is. We’ll explore why teenagers should explore mindfulness meditation. Then we’ll look at the benefits of mindfulness. We will show you how to teach your teens mindfulness meditation. And finally we’ll show you a few simple anxiety exercises and mindfulness activities for teens. Then we’ll finish up with your closing remarks and shoutouts.

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Insights Into Teens: Episode 95 “Sleep Anxiety”

This week we’re talking about Sleep Anxiety and the stress that cause it and can be caused by it. We’ll get a better understanding of how sleep works and the five stages of sleep and how they effect us physically and mentally. Then we’ll take a look at why teens often have trouble sleeping and some of the common problems everyone may experience that disrupt sleep. Then we’ll take a look at the benefits of deep sleep and how to increase the amount of deep sleep you get.

Insights Into Teens

Insights Into Teens: Episode 89 “Teen Acne”

This week we tackle a common problem in adolescents, acne. Specifically we’re talking about teen acne. We’ll take a look at exactly what acne is from a clinical standpoint and what some of the most common causes of teen acne are.

Then we’ll take a look at the psychosocial impact of acne on teens. We’ll look at how it can trigger depression, low self-esteem and social withdraw. This can lead to negative impact on education and professional work if left unchecked.

Finally we’ll explore twelve simple but helpful ways to help manage acne. From simple face washing, to weather or not to use facial scrubs, how often you should shower and whether or not too much sunlight can make things worse.